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November 26, 2016

The Special Relationship pt. II
“Honouring”

    onald Trump promised the American people and an increasingly anxious world ‘Brexit + + +’ and that is exactly what he has delivered and will no doubt continue to deliver: • Brexit plus the normalisation […]
November 26, 2016

The Special Relationship pt. I
“Nurturing”

    he heightened expectations of the racists, xenophobes, neo-fascists and little Englanders whose collective rallying cry was: ‘We want our country back’ were now in full display. Many fully expected that by sundown that very day, […]
November 22, 2016

Begging Your Pardon,
Marcus Garvey

      n the past few months, I have received numerous requests to sign a petition calling on President Barack Obama to pardon Marcus Garvey before he leaves office and to encourage my networks to do likewise. I […]
November 20, 2016

Cy Grant and
Reclaiming Art and Culture from the Western Supremacist Paradigm

  What I want to do in the time I have is to situate Cy’s cultural activism, which also defined his journey, within the wider movement in our post-War project of ‘Changing Britannia’. A movement in which […]
November 15, 2016

Electors Mayors –
The Case of Leicester City

    eicester City is reputed to be the first city in Britain to have a global majority (black & ethnic minority) population bigger than that of the white British population. Highfields, on the inner ring of […]
August 27, 2016

Denying Children’s Rights
By Stealth

  n 24 April 2013 we published our Year 2 report “Always Someone Else’s Problem” on illegal exclusions. Supported by a survey of teachers, it details the scale and nature of children illegally excluded. At a conservative […]
July 5, 2016

Black Lawyers Matter pt. II

University of Manchester Seminar, 5 May 2016 Notes from Prof Gus John PART TWO Black Lawyers Matter Greetings, Manchester! First of all, let me apologise that I cannot join you as I have had to take the […]
July 5, 2016

Black Lawyers Matter

University of Manchester Seminar, 5 May 2016 Black Lawyers Matter Greetings, Manchester! First of all, let me apologise that I cannot join you as I have had to take the opportunity to slot into an important out-patient’s […]
June 3, 2016

Trevor Phillips’ Route to
‘Active Integration’

  nyone reading the recent ‘Civitas’ publication Race and Faith: The Deafening Silence by Trevor Phillips (with commentaries from David Goodhart and Jon Gower Davies) who knew nothing about Phillips, could be forgiven for assuming that he was […]
May 7, 2016

Where Are the Black Law Students?

  PART ONE This is a timely and very important conversation which engages with the perennial issue of under- and over-representation of black males, especially in secondary and tertiary education generally as well as in specific disciplines. […]
April 12, 2016

Why ‘I am not Charlie’

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April 12, 2016

Why ‘I am not Charlie’

    he metres upon metres of newsprint that followed the Paris attacks have been a masterclass in the contortions of a post-colonial Europe seeking to come to terms with its redefined self. Most commentators agree that […]

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